Podcast #48 – Monotone

Ever have one of those weeks where it seems like some portal to the past has opened up and you run into a bunch of people you haven’t seen in ages? A couple of weeks ago it happened to me. It was strange. In most cases it was great. You know, people change but who they are is generally recognizable. Even if you can tell that they’ve been through something or are going through something that may make them a shade darker, they are still the same person you knew and loved. But, then there was one who made me wonder if I ever knew them at all. Maybe my perception was skewed, maybe my perception IS skewed. My memories of them were warm, colorful and full of fondness. The only way I could explain what I felt seeing them after all this time was “void”. I can’t even say it was sad because I don’t know that it is. I don’t know if something happened to them or something happened to me that just sort of negated any connection between us. Maybe it’s temporary. I hope so. I like feeling connected to people.

As to the writing of the song. The prompt was “been around the world”. I split it up. I gave myself some additional parameters before I started. I chose the tempo and rhythm before I even wrote a word. I was also determined to throw my favorite color in (blue). Well, let me be totally honest about that. I told myself I had to use the word “cerulean” in the bridge. I tried. I really did. But, I couldn’t make it sound anything but silly so, I left it out. I definitely think this is a keeper for me. I find myself singing it in my head. Sorry, about the sound quality. The week I recorded this was the week the plague hit our house. A few hours after I recorded this I was in really bad shape. Much better now though. Stay healthy, people!

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Monotone

Hello, familiar face
Out of your hiding place
It’s about time and space
We meet again

Here comes your memory
Not like it used to be
Alternate reality
Psychedelic beautiful
Kaleidoscopic colorful
But, that was then
Yeah, that was then

Now you’re monotone
And you’re long ago
Like I used to know
But, you fade
You fade

Just like some photograph
Opaque and shadow cast
Some specter from the past
Tragic hero, overblown
Deeper, darker undertones
Remember when
Remember when

Now you’re monotone
And you’re long ago
Like I used to know
But, you fade
You fade

The burning sun you’ve been around
The world that left you all played out
You doused your heart
You shed your skin of
every shade of blue you’ve been

Now you’re monotone
And you’re long ago
Like I used to know
But, you fade
Yeah, You fade
You fade
You fade
Psychedelic beautiful
Kaleidoscopic colorful
Psychedelic beautiful
Kaleidoscopic colorful
You fade, you fade
©lauramariemusic2014

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